Senegal's president discloses assets, urges African leaders to follow Fay's example

Senegal's new president Bashir Fay appoints controversial ally as prime minister

Senegal's new president, Bashir Diomai Fay, announced on Wednesday the appointment of Ousmane Sonko as the country's new prime minister.

Sonko, who was recently banned from running in presidential elections, is known for his opposition to corruption and criticism of elites.

Conservative Muslim politicians also hold Pan-African views.

Despite being convicted of defamation and abuse, Sonko enjoys support from Senegal's youth.

Fay, herself previously incarcerated, won the presidential election with more than 54% of the vote.

According to a report by NAN, government candidate Amadou Ba received 35.79% of the vote.


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